You may hear of reasons that some people like to sell (or buy) their home without an agent. However, this can often cause many problems you may not anticipate when starting the process. Below are only five of the reasons from Keeping Current Matters for why avoiding FSBO (For Sale By Owner) is going to save you a lot of headaches when selling (or buying) a home:
1. Too Many People to Negotiate With
Here is a only a partial list of some of the people you will need to be prepared to negotiate with in the event of FSBO: Read more
When Jack Frost comes knocking, you’re not going to want to let him in.. But keeping the cold out of your house can sometimes be a little pricey. From an article in Business Insider, below are 10 ways to save on winterizing your home.
- Protect from drafts! Using a draft snake to place under your door will allow you to keep the warm air in your house, while keeping the cold air out. The U.S. Department of Energy claims that drafts can be attributed 5-30% of energy use per year. Read more
There are many reasons why fall is a great time for the housing market. This RealtyTimes article gives 6 reasons why buying and selling homes is the best during the fall.
The 6 reasons they give why you might have more success in the fall include: Read more
Reverse mortgages are going to be a less appealing way to contribute to retirement, due to recent changes by the Trump Administration. If you have been considering a reverse mortgage, the time to act may be now. Richard Eisenberg discusses upcoming changes in this Forbes article.
Starting October 2nd, the following changes will be placed into affect.
Changes Coming to Reverse Mortgages:
Saving enough for a down payment on a home is as possible as you make it. It will take a great deal of penny pinching and determination, but with the steps listed below from CNNMoney, you can make it. Read more